GPRTU suggests that soon there may be changes to transportation fees

Following the ongoing increase in fuel costs, the leadership of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) has suggested it will soon inform the general public of increased transportation fares.

The organization claims that owners of commercial vehicles are suffering financially as a result of the ongoing increase in the price of petroleum products.

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At most gas stations, the cost of gasoline per litre has surpassed GH11, and the cost of diesel per litre has beyond GH14.

Abbas Moro, the GPRTU's head of communications, emphasized in an interview with Citi News that the union's members are advocating for higher transportation costs.

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"We have educated the general public that whenever fuel prices increase by 10% or more over the current price, we must automatically raise fares. The current economic climate is just one of many things to be on the lookout for. So for where we are heading towards, we cannot keep sacrificing – definitely when our leadership meets something positive must come out.”

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In May, transportation costs increased by 20 percent.

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The national average price for gasoline and diesel as of May 9, 2022, when the new fares went into effect, was GH9.41 for gasoline and GH11.12 for diesel. 

Source : Viralnews Gh. 

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